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" Turn over and see." 


N THE preparation of this volume of our 
Annual we have not attempted to pander 
to the taste of the supercilious or the crit- 
ical. These may find something to their 
liking elsewhere. It is our purpose 
rather to record in this permanent form 
some things which in after years will keep fresh in 
memory the pleasures of these days and thus bind our 
hearts forever to our dear old "Alma Hater." 

All of the contents of this volume are not serious. 
Some parts may provoke a smile, but it is wit without 
a sting, and we trust that only pleasant feelings will be 
fostered by its pages. 

With good wishes and pleasant greetings for all the 
friends and patrons of old Davenport, we send this vol- 
ume on its happy mission of cheer. 

yr mi 



Charles C. Weaver, Ph. D President 

Miss Lizzie Parker Lady Principal 


(A. B., Trinity College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University), 

Philosophy and History. 

(A. B., Randolph-Macon), 
Science and Mathematics. 


B. S., Columbia University), 



(Greensboro Female College; University of North Carolina), 



(A. B., Randolph-Macon), 

Latin and Modern LtiMjuaijes. 


(Davenport College), 

Assistant Mathematics and Latin. 


(Potter College, Bowling Green, Ky.), 



(New York School of Expression), 



(Cooper Institute; Academy of Design, New York City; and 

a year in the famous Art Galleries of Europe), 


Department of Music 


(Berlin, Leipsic, Munich), 



(A. B., Martha Washington College; B. M., Centenary 




(A. B. and B. M., Centenary College), 



(Davenport College), 


(Pupil of Mrs. Caroline Rockwood, New York City; and of 

Mrs. F. Flaxington Harker, of Boston), 



Board of Editors 

Zoe Porter Chief Editor 

Ruth Kinsey Business Manager 

Leila Kinsey Assistant Editor 

Gwendoline Gaston Assistant Editor 

Fannie Fincher Assistant Editor 

Miss Lear Faculty Manager 



Colors : 
Bine and White. 

Lily of the Valley. 

Senior Class 

Motto : 
Omnem lapidem movere. 


Ra, ra, ra ! 
Sis, boom, ba ! 
Seniors, Seniors ! 
Ha, ha, ha ! 


EDNA HAYES President 



RUTH KINSEY Historian 

LINA IYEY Prophet 


Mabie Allison 
Edith Augusta Arey 
Cora Mae Blair 
Margaret Lou Boggs 
Lillian Cooper Bryson 


Minnie Lewis Downum 
Edna Hayes 
mozelle trollinger 
Hester Gertrude Honeycutt 
Lina Julia Ivey 

Ruth Clay well Kinsey 
Zoe Porter 
Mamie Rudisii.l 
Flora Rutledge 
Annie Gordon Shearer 

Marie Allison — 

Pant: A contented child. 

Present: An enthusiastic classmate. 

Future: Will bring sunshine to other lives. 

Edith Arey- 

Past : Mostly spent within our college walls. 
Present: Time divided between Senior Studies and 

Future: Will be the famous artist from Davenport. 

Cora Blair- 

Past : Read books. 

Present: Our well-read Senior. 

Future: Will be a librarian. 

Lou Boggs — 

Past : Spent in School. 
Present : A good Student. 
Future : An excellent scholar. 

Lillian Bryson — 

Past : Had a good time. 

Present : Is living in Commencement hopes. 

Future: Will devote her life to pharmacy. 

Minnie Downum — 

Past : I loved ; he loved. 
Present: I love; he loves. 
Future : I shall love ; he will love. 

Edna Hayes — 

Past : A favorite student. 
Present: Is our beloved President. 
Future; The pride of her parents. 

Gertrude Honeycutt — 

Past : A good child. 
Present: A sweet maiden. 
Future: A sedate school ma'am. 

Lina Ivey- 

Past : Spent at Davenport. 
Present: A practical Senior. 
Future: A teacher of music. 

Ruth Kinsey — 

Past : Was a bright girl. 

Present: Is a favorite at Davenport. 

Future: Will be a fascinating young woman. 


Past : Spent in mischief. 
Present : An efficient editor. 
Future: Will be a trained nurse. 


Past : Full of laudable deeds. 

Present: Is our greatest literary student. 

Future : The Melpomene of the future. 

Annie Shearer — 

Past : Noted for good grades. 
Present: The brightest girl in class. 
Future: Will be a literary star. 


Past : Spent in pleasing othars. 
Present : A friend to all. 
Future: A useful life. 

Extract from the History of the Class of '07 as Taught at Davenport 

EACHEB (after girls have entered class room in an unusually disorderly manner) : "This class 
as a rule is a very ladylike one, but for some cause today you seem to have forgotten you are 
Seniors and not Freshmen. Now, will you all go back and come in inore quietly?" (She waits 
till they get seated). "Mozelle, will you please let that inkstand be? Now, if you are all ready 
we will have our lesson. Edna, tell all you can about this great moral and intellectual body 
known as the class of '07." 

Edna : "Well, it first came into prominence about 1904. And er " 

Teacher: "Is that all you know about it, can't you give some of its characteristics?" 

Marie (answering out of time) : "There were seventeen in the class at first, and their " 

Teacher (interrupting) : "Stop right there. In the first place you are answering out of time; in the sec- 
ond place you are not answering my question. Now Lou, if you have prepared the lesson, will you please an- 

Lou : "Miss P , I was sick yesterday so I took the time to read a book I had and I couldn't study." 

. Teacher (shaking her head slowly) : "But, Lou, that is no excuse, if you were able to read you w r ere able to 
study. Gertrude, can you answer my question?" 

Gertrude : "They were rather a studious class of people, and tried in every way to progress in learning. 
They were so interested in the advancement of the human race intellectually that after much serious thought 
and study they published a book. And at times " 


Mamie : 
Mamie : 

"But that's enough for you, Gertrude. Mamie, can you tell me what their favorite amusements 
'Didn't thev devote some time " 

"I asked you the question, did they?" 
'Well, I don't see why " 

Teacher (ignoring this answer) : "Zoe, can you name some of their amusements?" 


Zoe : "The majority of the class liked out-door pleasure, such as ball, teunis, jumping rope, etc'.' 

Teacher : "Very good. That's enough there. We must talk up faster on this lesson or we will not get 
over it before that bell rings. Cora, what are you writing there?" 

Cora : "Nothing." 

Teacher: "How many times will I have to tell you not to use your pencils on this class? Now, Lillian, 
can you tell me what the chief duties of the President of this class were?" 

Lillian : "Why — er — he — er — she — why her duty was just her duty." 

Teacher (looking vexed ) : "But you can't define a thing in terms of itself. Flora, can you tell us?" 

Flora (with a suppressed giggle) : "She had to go " 

Teacher (tapping on her book with pencil) : "Stop there, Flora." (Looks around). "There is entirely 
too much talking in this study hall. You girls over there at that heater on the west side of this room go back 
to your seats and go quietly. Frances, put that chair down on four legs. If they had meant for it to rest on 
two legs they would have made only two. Eva, mend that fire, please, and if there isn't any wood over there, go 
tell Jim to bring some, and if you can't find Jim, get five girls from that side of the room to help you get some. 
Please don't put that smoky poker up against the wainscoting. Edith, will you turn that draught off? And 
Alice, please pull that window down from the top. Now, Flora, you can go on with your question." 

Flora: "Well, she had to know everything that went on in this body, and it was her duty to give advice 
when she was asked and sometimes when it was necessary, she gave it unasked. Her chief occupa " 

Teacher : "But I didn't ask you about that, let Minnie tell that. Lillian, is that gum you have in your 
mouth? If it is, please put it in the heater. Now, Minnie." 

Minnie : "Her chief occupation was 'riding' with her friends, Mozelle and Marie ; and some of her minor 
ones, were visiting out in the valley, writing letters and making fudge." 

Teacher : "Lina, are you talking to Sadie ?" 

Lina : "I was just asking " 

Teacher : "But you have been here long enough to know better. Sadie, you may just stand where you are 
until this class is over. Mary, you are out of your place, move down here on this front seat. There are plenty 
of desks in this study hall, without crowding three on a seat. Lina, will you name over the most important 
members of this class?" 


Lina (promptly) : "Edna Hayes, Mozelle Trollinger, Lou Boggs, Edith Arey, Cora Blair, Gertrude Honey- 
cutt, Zoe Porter, Marie Allison, Lillian Bryson, Minnie Downum, Annie Shearer, Flora Rutledge, and — er — 
me.' ; 

Teacher: "That was very good. Minnie, will you tell me something of their Vice-President — but no, we 
are dwelling too long on these minor questions and our time is short. Annie, you haven't had a question today, 
so will you start at the first of their government and tell me all you can?'' 

Annie (glibly) : "In September, 1907, the class met with the approval of the Governor General, to draw up 
a constitution. They were the first class that had had this great honor conferred on them, so it was with fear 
and trembling that the affairs of this first meeting were discussed. But " 

Teacher : "You are going too fast there. Give some reasons why this class was thus favored." 

Chorus : "Because they were " 

Teacher: "One at a time, please. Annie, it is your question." 

Annie: "Because, as girls in the lower classes, they had conducted themselves with such dignity and good 
sense, that the Governor General, being a just man, saw that they deserved some privileges. What those privi- 
leges are they were bound not to tell, but such as they are, they have been well kept, and on the proper condi- 
tions will be handed down to next year's class, as a great favor to them, not to the class of '07. And " 

Teacher: "But wait there. Say that again, and say it slow. It is important, and I want all the class to 
get it. Stop there, Lizzie, where are you coming from?" 

Lizzie : "From music." 

Teacher : "Well you make me out a schedule of work and hand it to me when that bell rings at 3 p. m." 

{Enter the workmen tcho are putting in steam heat, and begin preparations for their ivork). 

Teacher (to Mozelle, who is giving rapt attention to the workmen) : "Mozelle, if those men need your aid, 
they will call for you. Until then, please let me have your attention. Can you give me an outline of today's 

Mozelle, still looking at the workmen, shakes her head. 

Teacher : "Please do not shake your head in answer to any question I might ask. If you don't know, say 
so. But Annie, I interrupted you ; you may go on now. But there is that bell. This lesson sounded very much 


as if you all had not studied it. Next time take this same lesson over and twenty-five pages in advance, and if 
you do not know it, although you are the class of '07, you will stay here till you do know it." 

Edith (catching her breath and blushing) : "Well, Miss P , I knew my lesson, but the others talked so 

much I couldn't get my answers in." 

Teacher (ignoring her, and addressing Edna, who has risen to go) : "Edna, please be seated, this class is 
not dismissed yet." (Waiting till Edna takes her set) : "Now, you are excused." 

(I will say here that thev left in a more orderly manner than thev came) 

Ruth Clay well Kinsey. 

Prophecy of Senior Class 

a a 

AM called upon to perform a most difficult task, to pierce the veil hiding the visible from the in- 
visible, the seen from the unseen, and to open a book that Omnipotence itself has decreed shall 
forever remain sealed. Prophecy by inspiration ceased many, many years ago, and since then man 
has had to read the future by the past, and 'tis often true that the prophecy of today is the history 
of tomorrow. For four years I have mingled with my classmates in the classic shades of old Dav- 
enport, and the joys not unmixed with sorrows have been shared each with the other, until a bond 

of union unites our common interests. It is such a sharing of sunshine and shadow, of laughter and tears, that 

emboldens me to prophesy the things that the golden future years have in store for each of my comrades who 

leave their alma mater for the great wide world. 

My earnest hope and prayer is that no unfriendly fate may deal unkindly with my class mates, but that a 

fair and friendly breeze may waft their home-leaving barks "to the haven where thev would be." 

As I lift the veil of the future, and gaze into that realm where neither space nor time are reckoned, but 
where the present, past, and future mingle to shape the destinies of my classmates, the first form which floats 
before my vision is that of our President, Edna Hayes. She has led the political life which we supposed, and 
is now classed among America's leading politicians, for a new Declaration of Independence, drawn up by her, 
has just been adopted. 

Next Lou Boggs comes before us. We see her as an enthusiastic stump-speaker, with the subject, "How 
to Grow Tall" as a specialty. Frequently she brings in helpful notes from Bryson. 

This form is followed by that of Gertrude Honeyeutt. She has taken Franklin's place on the editor's 
staff of "The Saturday Evening Post," and has improved it very much. The main proof of this is its greatly 
increased circulation. 

We learn of Lillian Bryson from all sides, for her latest invention, which is called "Tongue's Ease," pos- 
sesses remarkable medicinal qualities. It guarantees incessant talking, unaccompanied by fatigue. 

Fnder the management of Ruth Kinsey, the world-famous Loafers' Corporation has undergone great 
changes for the better. Many new members have been enrolled and a set of excellent new rules has been insti- 

The last seen of Marie Allison she was striving for proficiency in her "Phil." course. It is now the pre- 
vailing supposition that success is to be hers. 

A bit of astounding news has just reached us. It is reported that Edith Arey overtook a snail some time 
ago. It is the least bit far-fetched, but perhaps credible. 

Flora Rutledge has made no definite decision as to her life-work yet. For some time she has wavered be- 
tween two positions, which have been offered her, — the chair of mathematics in the State University, and one 
as Expression teacher in one of our Southern colleges. 

Following these, the figure of Annie Shearer appears.. She is circulating pamphlets, which bear the inter- 
esting headlines, "How to Know Everything," and they are being disposed of at a swift and reckless rate. 

Cora Blair is now living in retirement on account of ill health, which was brought on by the great respon- 
sibilities which she had to bear as Davenport's librarian. We little wonder at this, for well do we all remem- 
ber that extensive library, and how the girls thronged in and out at all hours. 

Since Mozelle Trollinger left college, she has tried her luck with different things. For a while she was 
accompanist for one of the famous singers, and later, we hear of her on the lecturer's platform, expounding the 
subject of " Bread Economy." When we last heard of her, she had accepted a standing position as housekeeper 
and agreeable companion for one of Newton's foremost young men. 

Concerning Minnie Downum's career you will doubtless be a little surprised, when we tell you that she has 
laid aside her wonderful talents for music, voice and elocution, to become a photographer, dealing only in 
penny and tAvo-for-a-nickel pictures. 

Zoe Porter seems to have had a keener insight into the future than her other classmates. Well do we re- 
member how often she was wont to say, "Girls, I just know I'm going to marry a Methodist preacher." Little 
did she think then of a day that would prove her prophecies true. 

Once more, and I have finished. Half a hundred years from now it will be in order to celebrate Daven- 
port's centennial. May I prophesy that we shall all be here to participate, we fourteen dames of seventy years. 
We shall soon scatter, but there we shall come together from the North, the East, the South and the West, 
each in her own aerial yacht. We'll hitch our steeds to the fourteen spires of a mammoth new building and 
have a glorious time singing, "Hurrah for 1957!" Lina Julia Ivey. 


Class Poem 

"T WAS only four short days ago, 

In autumn of nineteen-three. 
jThat the rose hloom, which now you know, 

For care was given to me, 
And this rose bloom lived with one only thought, 

To help and be helped by me. 

This sweet rose from the full garden of life. 

Shelter'd 'neath my cloister wall 
From the wild weeds of ignorant strife, 

Lifted its head to Love's call 
For purity of soul and fragrance of bloom, 

To shower its beauty on all. 

Then another day came and past 
Our crimson rose shone bright 

For fond hopes in each petal nestled fast, 
And its little halo of light 

All the while increasing its noble sphere, 
Despite the coming of night. 

But soon came the dawning of the fourth day, 

And the gentle winds playing 
In this glad, flow'ry month of May 

Put the rose stem to swaying, 
And the rose petals, four and ten in number, 

The evening wind wafted away. 

— Zoe Porter. 

Junior Class 

Junior Class 

Motto : 
Fae quid facias. 
Colors : Flower : 

Heliotrope and White. Heliotrope. 

Yell : 
Nineteen and eights, ^ye are, we are! 
Of our college the hrightest star ! 
For nineteen eight, hurrah, hurree! 
We the girls of old D. C. ! 







Winnie Davis Brittain Annie Frances Lowry 

Emma Flotard Carpenter Evelyn Lynch 

Lula Terrell Cordell Mary Frances Patton 

Louella Fain Hettie Leola Pitts 

Emma Lucile Goode Mary Martha Stacy 

Lottie Dell Harris Addie Dorcas Steele 

Corrie Honeyci'tt Maude Weaver 

Mamie Sue Johnson Buei.aii Olivia Wgm :-i.e 

Leila Robey Kinsey 


The History of the Class of 1 908 

HIS chronicle is to be short, but brief be- 
cause we give place to Freshmen and 
Sophomoric writers. Naturally, as we 
are soon to become the largest and best 
Senior class Davenport has had, our 
history has been a record of achieve- 
ment; but while Ave rejoice in possessing 
pre-eminence, we of course hesitate to 
make mention of our superiority. So with modesty we 
write only one word of admonition to the other classes. 
"Ecce us." We are seventeen strong ; each one is ready 
to fill the days with honest work ; we're all in love and 
charity with our neighbors, and when the Davenport 
catalogue has become a volume of many pages, in the 
records of the Alumnae there will be no class reflecting 
more credit, more honor upon our Alma Mater than 
will the class of nineteen hundred and eight. 


Sophomore Class 

Sophomore Class 

Colors : 
Black and Gold 

Flower : 


Boom-a-lack-a, boom-a-lack-a ! 

Bow, wow, wow ! 
Chick-a-Iack-a, chick-a-lack-a ! 

Chow, chow, chow ! 
Boom-a-lack-a, chick-a-lack-a ! 

Who are we ! 
We are the Sophomores of old D. C. ! 



FANNIE FAIN ■ " '. .. .' " ' . . Vice-President 




Cornelia Margaret Alexander 

Lilly Mayfield Brittain 

Mary Brown 

Loucie McGhee Coltrane 

Mary Cox 

Kate Deal 

Sadie Kimbrough Downum 

Fannie Burr Fain 

Martha Gwendoline Gaston 

Mamie Harshaw 

Corrina Estelle 


Sue Holland 
Alma Deane Holsclaw 
Neal Smith Lilly 
Sallie Moss Lilly 
Suma Bogle Little 
Clyde Winston Lynch 
Laura Burton Miller 
Fannie Davis McIntosh 
Kate Ree Nash 
Margaret Elizabeth Osborne 
Shankle Charlie 

Lilla Briggs Trather 
Jennie Trice 


Edna May Roberts 
Edna Sherrill 
Mattie May Stroup 
Eula Trice Summers 
Carrie Lois Tate 
Grace Rebecca Tuttle 
Katie Reed Wycoffe 
juanita starrette 


History of the Class of 1 909 

T IS difficult to say which would be the harder, to say little of them of whom much is known, or l<> 
say much of them of whom little is known. The record of our class, while important, is too short 
to furnish sufficient material for an extended sketch, and such will not be attempted. It is a pre- 
vailing opinion that we Sophomores have rather an exalted notion of our position, and very much 
over-estimate our advancement in the road of knowledge. We are at a loss to conceive how people 
could judge us so harshly, or so underestimate our real worth, for have we not waded through the 
stream of knowledge up to the college course, and now are number two among the college classes? 

We are perfectly willing to concede the fact that there are some things we do not yet know, that there 
are some ahead of us, but we and others are also fully aware that some are far behind us. Has it not been said 
by a head older and wiser than any of ours that the Sophomore of nineteen hundred and six and nineteen hun- 
dred and seven is the banner class of old Davenport? Much more could we tell you if we were not too modest, 
but we insert this much in our history to give you some faint idea of our worth. It is not to be forgotten that 
one of our number made the highest grade in college during the Fall term. 

Our history is not yet complete. Some good day when we have advanced farther and stand higher, we 
trust our record shall be more worthy of the historian's pen. May we not hope that the past is but a faint pre- 
curser of what is yet before us? 

With no envy toward those above us, and with hearty good will toward those below us, we cheerfully press 
on our chosen way. Sarah Downum. 

Freshman Class 

Freshman Class 

Colors : 
Purple and Gold. 

Motto : 
Esse quam videre. 

Flower : 

Yell : 
Purple and gold ! 
Sis, bas bam ! 
Class of '10! 
Ris, ras, ram ! 



MAY HOOPER Vice-President 

VINNIE McLEAN Secretary and Treasurer 


Tillie Lee Babee 
Lenna Gertrude Barrier 
Irene Barringer 
Pearl Blair 
Fannie Carl Bost 
Margaret Corpening 
Eulalia Edwards 
Fannie Pearl Fincher 
Mary Jennie Hines 

Alice Carey Wood 


May' Hooper 
Lucy Jordan 
Jennie Mae Michael 
Gladys Minish 
Yinnie McLean 
Adelaide Piercy 
Yera Chloe Quarels 
Sarah Adelaide Roberts 
Elizabeth Rogers 

Frances Rendleman 
Eloise Rudisill 
IjUra Scott 

Beulah Estelle Shinn 
Julia Clyde Sigmon 
Ollie Lugene Stroud 
Etta Gertrude Ware 
Minnie Watson 
Elizabeth Wills 

Katie York 


History of the Class of 1910 

E are the light-hearted, fleet-footed class of Davenport. We are light-hearted because we haven't 
any book knowledge or dignity and we find ignorance is such a blissful bliss. We are fleet-footed 
because — well — just because it is a very convenient endowment in the Freshman year at school. 
There isn't a coward in our class, but we simply want to keep up the custom of pretending that 
Freshmen are afraid of Sophs., and besides, we wanted exercise. Now we are strong and vigor- 
ous for our Sophomore year. We haven't very many historical events to record because we 
haven't turned our minds toward history ( so Miss Parker says ) , but our most important fea- 
ture of this year has been our spelling class. None of us have got very many head marks, but 
the Sophs, and Juniors and Seniors needn't laugh because we couldn't spell "beau." Probably some of them 
can spell that word of so much meaning to them, but we know an ex-Senior who said she was "oner" of some- 
thing; however, we don't think she was owner of a spelling book; and another ex-Senior put a "d" in "oblige;" 
but we'll not tell anything on the Seniors as we've learned that it is safer to say things about those who are 

The first of April marks our beginning as faculty representatives. When we appeared in faculty and Se- 
nior attire and chaperoned the Sophomores and Juniors down street and to walk, we heard many audible com- 
pliments and everyone we met, especially the college trustees, looked approval. Now, if as Freshmen, we have 
shown our ability to fill such responsible positions, what may our schoolmates, the faculty, the town, the State 
— yea, the nation, expect when we shall have reached our second year in college life! 

Gertrude Ware. 

Sub-Freshman Class 

Sub-Freshman Class 

Motto : 
Live and learn. 

Flower : Colors : 

Dog Feimell. Variegated. 

Yell : 
Mamma ! ! ! 


LOIS STEELE President 

SALLIE IVEY Secretary and Treasurer 

CORxV LEE OAGLE Historian 


Cora Lee Cagle Jennie Osborne 
Mabel Comann Pansy Sumner 

Sallie Ivey Lois Steele 

Pearl Minish Nellie Webster 

HISTORY — Too young to write. 


Special Class 

Flower : 

Colors : 

Orange and White. 

Motto : 
Better do one thing well than half do many tilings. 






Secretary and Treasurer 


Florence Blair 
Lillie May Brittain 
Zelda Chine 
ocey comann 
Mae Cordell 

Lizzie Cordell 
Ada Harshaw 
Mamie Harshaw 
Mary Henkle 
Allie Henkle 

Miss McNairy 
Maude Minish 
Rena Mundy 
Annie Nolle y 
Stella Owenby 

Lola Price 
Daisy Shaver 
Mrs. Sherrill 
Eva Troutman 
Edna Webb 


Annette's Red Letter Days 

UTSIDE the rain was pouring in torrents, and if the dark clouds had silver linings there were 
certainly no evidences of them. The few who were so unlucky as to have to venture out in 
such a down-pour looked in enviously as they passed the Singletons' pretty home. The cur- 
tains had been drawn back to let in the light, so that passers-by had a full view of the cozy 
room, with its cheery. fire burning so brightly in the grate, and throwing its gleams on a 
girl who sat nestled in a huge arm chair before it. 

Notwithstanding the fact that the girl, with her cozy surroundings, was an object of 
envy on this dark, rainy day, she did not seem very happy. Her chin rested on her hand, 
her brown eyes gazed into the glowing coals with a serious light in their depths. 

Five years before, Annette Singleton's father had died suddenly, leaving his wife and 
two little daughters, Annette and Louise, only fairly well provided for. Visitors at the 
bright, cozy home little guessed what a struggle it sometimes was to make ends meet, for the brave little wo- 
man never let her worries and troubles interfere with her courtesy and sweet hospitality. How ambitious the 
little mother was for her girls ! But it was only by dint of much hard planning and self-sacrifice that she was 
able to give one of her girls the advantage of a college education. Annette, the elder daughter, was more bril- 
liant than her sister, and it was to her that the college course was given. She had already finished her first 
year's course at a nearby college and was preparing to return to her studies.. 

She was all eagerness to start back to work again, for she found her little home town very quiet and 
sometimes lonely. But somehow this rainy day had brought a new thought into Annette's head and with it 
had come the struggle with self. Since her childhood she had had a habit of speaking her thoughts aloud when 
alone, so, with her gaze still fixed on the glowing coals she said slowly, a No, it is not fair. I have the best of 
everything, all the advantages, all the fun, all the happiness, while Louise stays at home and wears my old 
clothes and helps mother, so that I may have all that my college life means to me. Dear little 'sis!' this year 
at college ought, by rights, to belong to her, but I can't give it up. Louise has never had a taste of it, so 


doesn't know how grand it all is, while I would simply die if I had to stay in this stupid old town almost a 
whole year. I say a year! Why, every month would seem a century to me when I thought of the fun Grace, 
Marion, Blanche and all the rest of the girls were having without me. And after a while they would soon for- 
get that Annette Singleton ever 'honored the institution of learning with her most gracious presence,' as Kate 
Lester would say. I am sure I would go into some kind of an awful decline and fade away to a mere shadow 
if I didn't have dear old Kate to laugh at this winter," she finished with a laugh as various funny speeches 
and daring escapades of Kate's came to her mind. "But Louise would learn to love it so and I know the girls 
would all love her. She isn't like poor, thoughtless little me, always making some kind of a blunder, but is so 
sweet and kind, always thinking of another's happiness. She just must have at least one year of it anyway, 
but oh! how can I give up my fun for so many long months? Then, besides, if I don't attend this year I'll be 
so behind in my studies and shall be in a class with girls who will all be strangers to me. And Grace and I have 
been planning to room together all summer long. My! I have written her just dozens of letters all about the 
fun we were going to have together next year and what a dear little room we were to have. If I don't go I just 
know that horrid, stuck-up Julia Kennedy will persuade Grace to room with her and well, I guess I'm jeal- 
ous of her, but I really don't believe she would suit Grace as a room-mate as well as I would. I don't care if 
that does sound conceited, it's true." 

Just then the door opened and Louise stepped into the room, saying, '"Why, Big Sis, I thought you had a 
visitor, I heard you holding such an animated conversation with some one but it seems to have been an in- 
visible caller for I see no trace of her now." 

"No callers on a day like this, Honey, I was only indulging in that silly habit of mine — talking to myself." 
"In spite of the rain I've had a visitor, Ethel has just been over to beg me to go off to school with her this 
year and be her room-mate. I told you that you and Ethel were to be schoolmates this year, did I not? I shall 
miss her so much this winter for its dreadfully dull here and I shall feel so very lonely with you and Ethel both 
away. Ethel is quite enthusiastic over going to college, and insists that I go with her and if there was the 
slightest chance of my doing so I guess I would be as happy as she is. Oh, why couldn't there have been 
enough money for both of us to spend on our education !" she said wistfully. "You see you have given me such 
a glowing account of your college days that it seems to me in such a life there is very little left to wish for — 
unless it were for home, mother and something good to eat occasionally, as your letters sometimes said. 


Annette bit her under lip in vexation. Why on earth had Louise come in at this inopportune moment and 
made the battle harder to fight than before ! The wistful tone in the girl's voice haunted her. Almost impa- 
tiently she answered, ''You little infant, you ! College isn't 'all work and no play' by any means. Just wait un- 
til you have stood one of ISliss Gray's terrible Math, exams., then you would certainly change jour views. Some- 
times you get so blue and homesick that you almost hate everything connected with the college." 

"I promised to 'phone to Ethel, so must leave you to your own conversation," said Louise with a laugh. 
"But by the way, here is a book that answers to the description of the one you have been hunting these many 
months. I found it among your old school books which you asked me to sort out for you," she continued, 
handing her sister a crumpled little composition book, dog-eared, and in every way much the worse for wear. 

''Oh, it's my blessed little red-letter-day book ! I have hunted for it everywhere and had decided that I had 
left it at school. You dear little reminder of my first term at college." These red-letter-day books had been a 
fad with the college girls and Annette had carefully recorded each day which she deemed worthy of being 
called a red-letter day. 

There on the first page she read : 

"September 18th. — I hardly know whether to call this a red-letter day or not, for I am certainly bluer spir- 
ited than anything else. To be honest with myself I am miserably homesick. It's the first time in all my life 
that I have ever been homesick. Everything is so new and strange, and college is not one bit like I thought it 
Would be. The girls all seem so queer and distant — how I wish I could turn my back on it all and go right 
back to mother and Louise" — and the rest was blotted out by little spots that looked very much like tear drops. 

Turning over several pages, she stopped at this entry: 

"October 21st. — There isn't one bit of use in writing this date down, for I am sure that I shall remember it 
always, for this has been the happiest night 'in all the glad New Year.' For weeks we girls at this end of the 
hall have been crazy to have a midnight feast, but not until tonight did we have a single opportunity. Yester- 
day we found that the teacher, who guards us at this end of the hall, was going to spend Friday night out in 
town, and, 'when the cat's away, the mice will play' you know, so ten of us girls promised the chamber-maid 
all our best ribbons and collars if she would go up street and buy us just loads of good things for the feast. 
When the lights flashed all of us had gone to bed, leaving our doors open a few inches, so that we would not 


make any noise in leaving our rooms. We were all to meet in Kate Lester's room, as she and Blanche have the 
largest room on the hall, besides, it's more of a sitting-room, as Kate says, for they have more chairs, lounges, 
and window-seats than any girls in school. 

"We all reached the room safely, just as the little cuckoo clock, that is the apple of Blanche's eye, chimed 
twelve. There wasn't a sign of a light, so there were lots of funny mistakes made. Alice Boyd vohmteered to 
make her favorite salad for us and we all laughed when she spread her potted ham salad on Zu-Zus, mistaking 
them in the dark for Uneeda biscuits. We were a little disappointed when Blanche, who had the honor of 
pouring the chocolate, sweetened it with salt instead of sugar, but Kate suggested that we try the Christian 
Science plan, and imagine it was sugar, so it would be sure to taste sweet. 

"I forgot that we were using Blanche's window-seat as a Lining table and sat down in the potato salad 
that Kate had managed to 'hook' from the pantry. The girls were awfully sweet about forgiving me, though 
that mischievous Kate vows that I did it on purpose. I was so penitent over this sin that the girls told me that 
I could make np for it by going to Bess Mason's room for the apples she had forgotten to bring. On my way 
back I was so elated over my success that I did not notice that Sue Brown had come to the door to meet me, so 
what should we do but have a terrible collision that knocked me to the floor and sent the apples rolling down 
the hall and bumping down the stairs. Why, they made enough fuss to have awakened the dead, but somehow 
the living slept through it all in a way that was nothing short of wonderful. 

"Just as we were smacking our lips over the last of the pickle and cake, Kate moved that we adjourn, as 
she was too sleepy to play the role of hostess a minute longer." 

This had been the longest entry in the book, and Annette remembered how she had written it by the light 
of a candle in the wee sma' hours of the night. With a smile she read this short entry: 

"November 1st. — This is a red-letter day ! ! ! My German exercise was handed back to me with only two 
mistakes marked on it. Think of it ! Only two mistakes !" 

But her lucky fairy seemed to have deserted her on November the fifteenth, for underneath that date was 
written : 

"I guess this is more of a black than a red-letter day, for I know that the black marks against me will be 
something dark to look upon. Miss Keid has just given me the most terrible frosting. We made fudge last 
night, so I didn't have time to study my Science. Ugh ! It sends the cold chills over me just to think of that 
unforgetable frosting." 


Turning a few pages, Annette read these lines : 

"November 19th. — There was a real live young man here today and every girl in school has a sore neck as 
the result of having 'rubbered' too much. The poor fellow had my sympathy for, of course, the girls could not 
let such a rare, though frequently heard of animal as a young man come to the school without getting up some 
kind of excitement. We made him blush until his face was very nearly purple, by making such remarks as 
these as we passed the door : 'Is he alive?' 'Will he bite?' 'Oh, ain't he sweet !' 'Did his nursie curl his itta 
bitta curls this morning, bless his heart !' All of which were spoken in a whisper so loud that he could not help 
but bear. Of course, all this would sound terrible if I were to tell it at home, but to quote Kate L., 'Some of 
us just have to do dark and desperate deeds to break the monotony of the desert.' " 

Annette turns several pages : 

"December 7th. — I think last night was a red-letter night to all of us, for we did have such a jolly time. 
We had a tacky-party down in the Society hall. Almost all the girls dressed up as tacky as possible and truly 
'Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of those.' After dancing the Virginia Reel, we had an im- 
promptu recital." 

"December 10th. — Oysters for supper, mark this as a red-letter day. Sue Brown, at our table, ate three 
plates-ful and then called for more." 

"How silly that sounds now !" Annette said, meanwhile turning to the last entry in the book : 

"December 22d. — We are going to have a recital tonight, a great big one, you know, with just lots and lots 
of folks. Grace and I are to play a duet, which we should be practicing this very minute. 

"Tomorrow morning we are to be free once again, for I leave oh the early morning train for home. This 
first term at college has been such a happy one. I only wish it were possible that Louise could be here with me. 
She would love it so and " 

Here Annette closed the book with a little sigh, and setting her lips in determination, she called her sister. 

As Louise came in Annette looked at her lovingly. How pretty she was, this little sister of hers, and 
how lonely her girlhood was, spent in this lonely little village! 

"Louise," she began, "I've been thinking very hard this morning and I know now that it isn't fair that 
you should stay at home, while I have all the pleasure. I've had enough fun to last me for two years, anyway, 
and I can study here at home with mother, I know she will help me, so you must take this year at college, 


little sister mine. And I shall expect great things of Miss Louise Singleton, sister of the learned Miss Annette. 
And now ran tell mother all about it." 

And as Louise's happy face disappeared, Annette buried her face in the old arm-chair and sobbed out her 
heart-ache, her disappointment, all alone. 

"But she looked so happy, I'm glad I did it, though it does hurt," she said between her sobs. 

Laura Burton Miller. 

College Organizations 

Y. W. C. A. 

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." 





VINNIE McLEAN Treasurer 

Golden Links Missionary Society 

"All for Christ." 




FANNIE FAIN Secretary 



Sidney Lanier Literary Society 

Motto : 
Loyalty, Fraternity, Fidelity. 

Flower : 
Red Rose. 

Colors : 
Red and White 








MARY I'ATTON Hall Marshal 

Mary Atkinson 
Eva Blair 
Pearl Blair 
Cora Lee Cagle 
Irma Carlysle 
Emma Carpenter 
Zelda Cline 
Lizzie Cordell 
Mae Cordell 
Alma Crandall 
Minnie Downum 
Sadie Downum 
Alice Fincher 


Nellie Webster 
Dannie Fincher 


kva Jones 
Evelyn Lynch 
clyde ly'nch 
Laura Burton Miller 
Gladys Minish 
Maude Minish 
Annie Nolley 
Mary Patton 
Briggs Prather 
Vera Quarles 

Edna Roberts 
Daisy" Shaver 
Edna Sherrill 
Cly'de Sigmon 
Mari" Spenser 
Juanita Starrette 
Addie Steele 
Lois Steele 
Pansy' Sumner 
Eva Troutman 
Grace Tuttle 
Leila Judson Tuttle 
Maude Weaver 


Henry Timrod Literary Society 

Motto : 
Fiat lux. 

Flower : 

Colors : 
Gold and White. 


EDNA HAYES President 



DELL HARRIS Treasurer 



SALLIE LILLY Mali Marshal 

Nene Alexander 
Marie Allison 
Edith Arey 
Tillie Baber 
Anna Belle Barrier 
Lenna Barrier 
Irene Barringer 
Florence Blahs 
Lou Boggs 
Fannie Bost 
Mary Brown 
Winnie Brittain 
Lillian Bryson 
Lucy Coltrane 
Loi'la Cordei.l 

Mary Cox 
Beltlaii Current 
Eulalia Edwards 
Fannie Fain 
JjUla Fain 
Gwendoline Gaston 
Lucile Goode 
Dell Harris 
Mamie Harshaw 
Ada Harshaw 
Edna Hayes 
Mary Hines 
Alma Holsclaw 
Sri; Holland 



Corbie Honeycutt 
May Hooper 
Mamie Sue Johnson 
Ruth Kinsey" 
Leila Kinsey 
Neal Lilly 
uAllie Lilly 
Suma Little 
Annie Lowry 
Fannie McIntosh 
Vinnie McLean 
Jennie Michael 
Mary Mullins 
Kate Nash 

Lizzie Osborne 
Jennie Osborne 
Stella Owenby 
Hettie Pitts 
Zoe Porter 
Jennie Price 
Lola Price 
Pink Rendleman 
Frances Rendleman 
lizzie Rogers 
Mamie Rudsill 
Eloise Rudsill 
Flora Rutledge 
Lura Scott 
Beulah Shinn 

Estelle Shankle 
Mary Stacey 
Maude Steele 
Ollie Stroud 
Mattie May Stroup 
Mamie Scdderth 
Eula Summers 
Carrie Tate 
Mozelle Trollinger 
Gertrude Ware 
Beulah Womble 
Alice Wood 
annie whittemore 
Katy Reid Wycoff 
Kate York 


Delsarte Club 






Nene Alexander 
Tilly Baber 
Florence Blair 
1'earl Blair 
Lou Boggs 

Lillie May Br'i'i'tatn Cline 
ocey c'omann 
Maiski. Cosiann 

Lula Cordell 
Minnie Downum 
Sadie Downum 
Allie Henkel 
Alma Holsclaw 
Mamie Sue Johnson 
Suma Little 
Annie Lowry 
Gladys Minish 
Maude Minish 

Mary Patton 
Edna Roberts 
Flora Rutledge 
Edna Sherrell 
Ruth Sherrell 
Eva Troutman 
Grace Tuttle 
zjELma Winkler 
Katie York 


Art Club 

Motto : 
Miitvin est pictura pomea. 

Colors : 
Lavender and White. 

Flower : 




SUMA LITTLE Secretary 


Edith Arey 

Florence Blair 
Lillian Bryson 
Irma Carlysle 
ocey comann 
Lizzie Cordell 
Max Critz 

Sadie Downum 

Lucy Earnhardt 
Margaret Harper 

Ada Harshaw 
Mamie Harshaw 
Miss Ida Lee 
Lola Price 
Daisy Shaver 
Mrs. Sherrill 
Miss Leila J. Tuttle 
Edna Webb 
Nell Webster 
Katy Reed Wycoff 


Glee Club 


RUTH KINSEY President 



FANNIE FAIN Secretary and Treasurer 


Tilly Baber 

Irene Barringer 
Eva Blair 
"Winnie Brittain 
Irma Carlysle 
Lula Cordell 
May Cordell 
Lizzie Cordell 
Minnie Downum 
Sadie Downum 
Fannie Fain 

Gwendoline Gaston 
Ruth Kinsey 

Leila Kinsey 
Sallie Lilly' 
Suma Little 
Annie Lowry' 
Cly'de Lynch 
Stella Owenby 
Flora Rutledgf 
Juanita Starrette 
Mattie May- Stroup 
' Carrie Tate 
Grace Tuttle 
Gertrude Ware 
Alice Wood 


Flower : 
Wild Rose. 

Murphy Club 

Motto : 
To make Murphy proud of us. 

Colors : 
Tink and White. 




LULA FAIN Secretary and Treasurer 


Winnie Brittain Mary Patton 

Fannie Fain Lillian C. Bryson 

Mamie Harshaw Lillie Mayfield Brittain 

Ada Harshaw ' Lula Fain 




. V ice-Preside n t 

. Secretary and Treasurer 

Lenna Barrier 
Bulah Shinn 

*Gertrude Honeycutt 

Ltjra Scott 

*Corrie Honeycutt 
Ollie Stroud 

*Reuioved to Gaston County. 


Minutes of the Second Session of the Davenport Annual Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South 

THE Conference convened in the College Chapel, Lenoir, N. C, at nine o'clock, Wednesday morning, No- 
vember the sixteenth, nineteen hundred and six, Bishop Loula T. Cordell, presiding. The opening ser- 
vice was conducted by the Bishop. Gertrude Honeycutt was re-elected Secretary. A line from the 
rear of the sixth window was made the Bar of the Conference. 
The following resolution was adopted : 

Whereas, It is important that we have our minutes published; Resolved, That they be published in the Col- 
lege Annual. 

Then the business of the Conference was taken up and the following questions called : 
Who are admitted on trial? William Emma Lear. 

Who are admitted by transfer from other Conferences? Ella I). Blake, from the Centenary Conference. 
What traveling preachers are elected elders? May Cordell. 
Who are located this year? None. 
Who are superannuated? None. 

Are all the preachers blameless in their life and official administration? Their names were called one by 
one in open Conference and their characters were passed. 

Where shall the next session of the Conference be held? In the Students' Building. 

Where are the preachers stationed this year ? See appointments. 

The Bishop read the appointments. (See same). 

The doxology was sung, and the Bishop pronounced the benediction. 

And at nine o'clock the Conference adjourned sine die. 

(Signed) Loula T. Cordell. Bishop. 
H. Gertrude Honeycutt, Secretary. 




Lenoir Station Maye Cordell 

Lenoir Circuit Minnie Downum 

Studio Station Lizzie Cordell 

McCoy's Chapel Emma Lear 

Weaverburg Gertrude Honeycntt 

Third Floor Reformatory Ella Blake-Chaplain 

Supply Sadie Downum 

Parker Hall Circuit Kate York 

Missionary to Darkest Weaver School Lucille Goode 

Missionary to Tuttle Hall Carrie Tate 

Conference Evangelist Corrie Honeycutt 

Editor of Church Paper Eva Blair 

The Autobiography of Black Prince 

ITAXDIXG here with my head across the pasture bars looking at the mules and horses as they pull 
the plows through the upland and bottom, I am reminded of that other period in my life, when 
from morning till night I looked out indolently on a busy world. 

I was born, and spent the first year of my life on the broad stretches of a Nebraska ranch : 
as I remember it now life seemed then like a long holiday gladdened by green fields and happy 
comrades. Since that time of restless freedom and coltish fancy, something over twenty years 
of faithful service lie, and now I am again left to my own thoughts and amusements, and with the freedom of 
the broad fields conies much of the vigor and gladness of my earlier days. 

My first friend of the human kind I found in my North Carolina home; she ran out to meet me and the big 
brother when I was brought, tired and nervous, from the train which had separated me from all that I knew 
and loved. (How glad I was to find that my new home was to be in the country among kind people!) With 
a joy in life as wild as my own, dancing from her dark eyes, this short-haired, bare-foot tomboy was swung to 
my back. As young as I was I felt the kinship of this little, brown body that clung so tenderly to my neck. 
This first ride on my bare back with big brother running alongside was the beginning of a long comradeship 
whose sympathy left no room to regret the wild companions of the plain. 

Now my coat is almost white, but then its glossy blackness won for me the name, "Black Prince;" and to 
this family of horse-lovers I must have seemed a bit royal, for the treatment I have received has been that ac- 
corded to the nobility. 

Since my early colthood my extreme fondness for apples and loaf sugar has led me into many acts of rude- 
ness; as is often the case with children, these tendencies were encouraged instead of rebuked, because to the 
mature mind they seemed amusing. In pleasant weather I was left to wander at will in the lots surrounding 
the yard. Often mellow apples were brought out to the gate, but sometimes I was forgotten, and it was then 
that I learned to lift the latch and help myself from the great baskets that sat on the low back porch ; and 
even now, as old as I am, I cannot bear for a person to eat apples in my presence without giving me some. 
Though I know that it is rude, I will stick my nose into his pockets, or take the apple he is eating from his 
hand, if it is not given to me freely. 


As I grew older and stronger my love for life and fun increased ; I could not hold myself down to the even 
pace that everyone on the farm, except the little girl, required. Often after nights filled with the dreams of 
prairie freedom I was led out into the crisp morning air whose every whiff filled my blood with such a tickling, 
tinkling thrill that I could scarcely wait until I felt the reins tighten. Then the light trap was nothing more 
than a feather as I dashed along the narrow country road, and the full strength of the driver only gave me 
poise as it strained at the bit firmly caught in my strong young teeth. Although I knew that I was cruelly 
frightening the dear ladies, and making the driver's hair stand on end, I could not resist the fascination of 
these wild races in which 1 could hear the outside wheels as they spun in the air, rounding a curve, and could 
feel the tremor of the occupants as they held their breath and dodged the overhanging limbs. 

But these escapades brought their punishment ; 1 was put to work on the farm to reduce my surplus en- 
ergy, and yet the driver's back was never turned, or the reins dropped, that I was not off and away over fences 
or ditches that chanced to lie in my path. The shock that the sudden moves gave the workmen was worth all 
the labor they cost. I really believe that a great deal of my good health is due to the fact that I've always en-' 
joyed a joke, and have never lost a chance to play one. 

The older members of the family, failing to appreciate my keen sense of humor, I would have been left 
much alone if it had not been for the tom-boy who loved me all the better for my wildness. 

She had grown large enough to ride alone, but she never mounted my back without the anxious mother 
calling after her, "Child, be careful of that horse, and hold him down until you get around the bend." She al- 
ways bridled and saddled me herself, and then with a rub of her face across mine, she would leap into the sad- 
dle as I sprang forward, impatient to hear the wind whistling by my ears. 

The delight of a gallop through a woodland trail with a fearless young creature whose body sways and 
whose heart beats with his own, only a prairie-born horse can know ! On early morning errands to the village 
we talked of the sunrise, the song birds and the freshness of the dew-laden earth ; these were our sweetest com- 
munions, for the beauty and mystery of the breaking day calmed the wild natures within us. 

But there were times when the savage in us both swelled high. Let some one challenge my speed, be it 
Sunday or Monday, rough road or smooth, there came back the answer, "We are ready to prove it." Then I 
felt the strong young body fit itself to me with a thrill of sympathy, and we were off; could I fail? Not with 
that creature's heart and brain urging me on. I would have dropped dead sooner than have let the rival's 
shoulders come even with mine. 


But as the years went by my little friend grew into a college girl and was much away from home, so that 
I became, for lack of comradeship, a horse of more quiet manners. 

The old father, who was now too feeble to walk about the farm, took the child's place upon my back, and 
along the highways and through the paths over which we had madly galloped I walked with slow, surer 
steps, thinking with him of the past. In the many days that we spent together, a strong feeling of fellowship 
grew up between us; I supplied the strength that nature had taken from him, and he, in his cheerful energy, 
partly filled the place that his daughter had left. 

Then there came a day when the master left me; it was in a quiet grove that I saw them lay him away. 
With dumb pain I returned home feeling that hereafter my life would be a useless burden; but I was mis- 
taken, for with all its losses, life is still sweet and full of duties. 

With the first bloom of summer came the grand-children from the city, wild for freedom and the joy of 
horseback riding, and who is to be trusted with the little unskilled ones but old Prince? 

Quenching every impulse for mischief, T walk quietly along, only now and then giving a sneeze or uncer- 
tain step, just to hear the jolly half dozen chatter, and to feel their chubby toes digging into my ribs. 


Menu of a Midnight Feast 


Chipped Beef 

Vienna Sausage 

U need a Biscuit 



{Enter Miss Parker, feast continues) . 

Warm "Tongue" Pepper "Sauce' 

Crisp Lady Fingers 

Excuses — Frosted Iced Tea 

Sad Cake 

Salt Tears Regret 



Two weeks served with Canipussnient 

Actual Cost of the Respective Class-Bins — 

Senior Class-pin 13c (including safety catch) 

Junior Class-pin 9c (bought at a bargain sale) 

Sophomore Class-pin .... 4c (expensive, but guaranteed) 
Freshman ('lass-pin (found in prize peanuts) 

Total 2<>c. plus the peanuts 

Window Pains (Panes) 

Color : 
(vents' good complexion. 

Motto : 

Flower : 

See every man coming and going. (Hint : And see him while 

lie re). 

Yell : 
Look out ! 

The duties which the train men perform when the mail 
(male) clerk arrives at Davenport station: 

1. Signal given. 

2. The train is made up. 

3. Train reported on time, crew takes in the scenery. 

4. Train starts on return trip, collides with Lady Principal 
on main track. 

5. Heavy snow fall. Train crew goes under. 




HERE was an old man named Gray 
Who chanced to pass our way, 
The steam heat he put in 
And left with a grin, 
Saying. "Now summer is here 
The heat will begin." 

Vrf Dr. Weaver's Address on Flirting 

TWTaKE it your highest ambition to flirt, 
Xj'l- By all means keep on the alert ; 
j) ""' For all young men, both great and small, 
In fact, the size matters not at all. 

There was a young man called "Hobo," 
Who worked on the colleged third floor ; 
But the girls all called him their beau 
So his boss asked him to more down below. 

Good looks is the most important feature. 
For man of some kind must be your teacher, 
In all things he must guide and lead you, 
His commands and requests yon must bow to. 

There was an old man named John, 
Who came to the college for fun; 
He put the brightness the radiators on, 
And took to his heels to run. 

Xot any one man you must learn to like, 
But just any and all that come down the pike. 
Now my last advice to you of the skirt, 
Is to make for all men and flirt, flirt, flirt ! 


MOLASSES, (According to Junior Chemistry 

AMILY. — Sugar. 

Elelment. — Molasses. 

Symbol. — 'Em. 
Preparation. — This element is prepared from cane. The juice is first extracted by 
pressure, then heated until it reaches the correct constituency. 
Properties. — Molasses is a sticky liquid with a sweetish taste and peculiar, characteristic odor. It varies 
in color from a light glycerine yellow to a deep coffee brown. At ordinary temperatures it is viscous ; but in 
summer, 'lasses runs. Upon application of heat, as remarked, it becomes at first freely fluid, then again vis- 
cous; and, if heat be still added, it gradually undergoes a peculiar molecular change, being converted into a 
crystalline form commonly known as "candy." 

Molasses is readily acted upon by foreign substances ( ?) 

Occurrence. — In enormous quantities at Davenport College, for breakfast, dinner, and supper. This ele- 
ment is often found in uncombined state, but seldom left so. 
Use. — To fill up on. 

Compounds. — The chief compounds of molasses are those formed with bread and butter, but this element 
has been known to combine even with beans and kraut. 

History. — The date of discovery is uncertain. It is thought to have been known from prehistoric times. 


g>\&^:m . -*»««*=? 


DXA : That she can do absolutely as she pleases. 

Mozelle : That there will be no eating, therefore no dishes to be washed. 

Gertrude : "That I can study history without comments from anybody." 

Zoe : A place where annuals are not published. 

Minnie : "That I can talk all I want to and will have an audience." 

Lina : That there will be no more school. 
Annie: That she can always study English under Miss Tuttle. 
Edith : A place where the Senior Class of 1907 will have a reunion. 
Lillian : That she can go "down street" as much as she wants to. 
Cora : A place where she can read all the time. 
Lou : A place where "frosty" teachers are not admitted. 
Flora : A place where she can "wade." 
Ruth : That she won't have to go after the' mail. 
Marie : "That I can always have Miss Smith with me." 
The common idea is that there will be an almost literal "nonv" for each of us. 


Chemistry Word Characteristic. Application. 

Gold Trueness Minnie Downuin 

Steel I >urability Edna Hayes 

Iron Strength Lou Boggs 

Silver Purity Marie Allison 

Lead Heaviness Flora Rutledge 

Mercury Slight Heaviness Gertrude Honeycutt 

Oxygen Life Supporting , Mozelle Trollinger 

Diamond Brightness Zoe Porter 

Copper Makes Cents ( Sense) Annie Shearer 

Aluminum Light ( hearted ) Ruth Kinsey 

Asbestos Steady under fire Lillian Bryson 

Tin Unchangeable Cora Blair 

Glucose Sweet (tempered) Edith Arey 

Platinum Resistance to acidity Lina Ivey 


^NCE upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, 
Over many volumes of ungotten lore — 
v£^ Suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 
" 'Tis Miss Parker." I muttered, "who has seen my lamp's faint glow — 
Only she and nothing more." 

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, 
And the thoughts of examinations were like ghosts upon the floor. 
Vainly I had sought to borrow a few hours from the morrow. 
And once more instead of sorrow, have my lessons up once more. 
Merely this and nothing more. 

But this sudden, gentle rapping, coming when I should he napping, 
Thrilled me — tilled me with such terror as I never felt before; 
For, I knew a rule I'd broken, and this rapping was a token 
That Miss Parker's rest was broken by my movements to and fro; 
Only this and nothing more. 

Suddenly my soul grew stronger; for excuse I lacked no longer, 
"Girl," said I, "or Teacher, truly your forgiveness I implore; 

But the truth is I've been napping, and I arose to still the rapping which I thought was just 
the tapping of a picture near the door. 
Only this and nothing more." 

Then I flung the door wide open, and the silence then was broken, 
In there stepped that angry teacher from the room across the hall ; 
Not the least obeisance made she; not a minute stopper or stayed she; 
But, with the mien of Lady Principal, took her stand without the door — 
Not only this, but something more. 

Deep into the hallway peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, shaking, quaking as no 

mortal ever did before; 
But the silence then was broken, and the stillness gave a token, 
But the only words there spoken were, "You are campussed as before." 
Merely this and nothing more. 

WHO? ? 

;SKED if Cyclops was a star? 

On Livy class was too bashful to say female, and said women elephants? 

In school has a bean bright enough to out wit the lady principal ? 

Came to the college to see his girl on very important business. 

In the Senior Class thought the battle of Gettysburg was fought in the Revolutionary War? 

Said that beau meant an animal ? 
On being asked if boys came to school at Davenport, answered that it was not a denominational school? 
On Bible class said that the children of Israel were fed on locusts and wild honey rained from heaven? 
Asked if we were descendants of Ham? 
Asked if we had molasses for desert every day? 

Asked Misses Bishop and Crandall if there were any "cute" boys in Lenoir? 
Thought that the Art Club and Delsarte Club were the same? 

Told Dr. Weaver that Alexander and Philip of Macedon were both pupils of Aristotle? 
Refused to eat hominy because it looked so much like grits? 

On being asked if she had any mucilage in her room, asked, ''Why, who's sick?" 

When she asked Miss Weaver if she could spend the night out of her room, received this answer: "Yes, if 
you don't let Miss Parker catch you?" 

Was so busy reading a novel she didn't have time to prepare her lessons? 

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E, the intelligent and honored class of 1907, do hereby pledge our word that we will abide by our priv- 
ileges, all our privileges, and nothing but our privileges. 


Section 1. Every Senior is requested to go down town once every day, provided she goes with the sole in- 
tention of having a good time. This privilege may be extended to three times a day provided she "cuts" Math, 
and other easy lessons. 

Sec. 2. Each Senior is urged to accept every invitation extended to her both in town and out of town, pro- 
vided she has permission from her room mate, said permission to be read by herself and filed away in her 

Sec. 3. The members of this class are privileged to go to walk any hour of the day but of course in case of 
"spring fever'' she may rest- 

Sec. 4. The dining room Seniors are permitted to spend several periods in their room each day, provided 
they "swipe" something for the other members each meal, and provided they spend the time in their rooms in 
embroidering, darning, patching, or something equally as fascinating. 

Sec. 5. Each Senior is expected to receive company as often as the teachers — every other night. 

Sec. 6. Each Senior is privileged to go to church every Sunday unless she knows some other way she can 
spend her time more profitably. 


Sec. 1. In walking, visiting and going to the dressmaker's, they are absolutely required to go through 
town by way of Main street. 

Sec. 2. The members of this class are required to spend each vacant period in "beating" chapel, but if in 
there by force, each shall comply to the general rules. 

Sec. 3. Every girl of the class is urged to remain in her room during the study period at night, provided 
she has something to eat. They are permitted to go to the library if they go with the hearty intention of ex- 
changing pleasantries and gossip. 


Sec. 4. No member of this class is allowed to carry on any bat a friendly correspondence with any young- 
man in town. 

Sec. 5. In visiting both in town and out of town, each girl is advised to have one or more previous engage- 
ments witb young men in order to assure herself plenty of attention and candy. 


Sec. 1. Any girl not taking advantage of these permissions, her privileges shall be doubled for a length of 
time determined by the pleasure she has forfeited. 

Sec. 2. In case any girl violates the general rules of the school the teachers are not supposed to report 
it, as we are a self-governing class. > .{ Lj- 

Sec. 3. In case any girl neglects her work or fails on exams., we entreat the teachers to bear patiently with 
us, all the time remembering that what we learn from text books is not all of school life, but we consider it to 
our advantage and to the advantage of the school to spread our influence abroad. 


Sec. 1. The Senior Class recognizes the fact that prompt obedience to general rules and to the dictates of 
common sense are necessary for self-government and will therefore cheerfully support the authority of the 
school in all matters that are pleasing to them. 

Sec 2. We hold ourselves ready at any time to give assistance in anything looking to the general welfare 
of the school, provided it is in accord with the general principles of our class. 

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Concerning Our Alumnae 

HE Alumnae of Davenport College have re- 
cently organized themselves into a body 
with Mrs. M. M. Courtney, president ; 
Mrs. G. F. Harper, vice-president; Mrs. 
J. L. Nelson, secretary, and Misses Mat- 
tie May Ballew and Maude England as 
corresponding secretaries. 

There are now about fifty members enrolled in the 

The object of this body is to keep alive the love for 
Davenport in the hearts of its former students and to 
enlist the interest of the public in the cause of our col- 

Good luck to the Association ! is the sentiment of the 
student bodv. 


Anna Belle Barrier Miss Lear's company 

Dell Harris Her "brother" from Hickory 

Coka Lee Cagle Biscuits 

Jennie Michael Curled coiffures 

Gertrude Ware Rutherford College boys 

Tillie Baber Cheerfulness 

Fannie Fincher Neatness 

Alice Fincher Molasses candy 

Fannie Fain "Juanita" 

Mary Patton Tinnie's grey dress 

Ted Shankle Attractiveness 

Kate Nash Jollity 

Daisy Shaver Demureness 

Ada Harshaw Steam heat 

Mary Hines Molasses pitchers 

Neal Lilly "Goodness" 

Sally Lilly Ted Shankle 

Juanita Starrette Vocal Music 

Grace Tuttle Twilight walks on the campus 

Irma Carlysle "Ozie" 

Alice Wood Billet-doux 

Jennie Osborne Nell's rain coat 

Lizzie Osborne Practical ideas 

Lois Steele Independence 

Sue Holland Modesty 

Eula Summers A good nature 

Nell Webster Her step-mother 

Carrie Tate Rheumatism 

Pink Rendleman Ready wit 

Frances Rendleman Tin roofing 

Annie Lowry Quietude 

Fannie McIntosh Latin 

Mattie May Stroupe "Roivdyism" 

Mamie Sue Johnson Good grades 

Mary Stacy Hickory people 

Hettie Pitts Papa, mamma, sister, brother 

Emma Carpenter Feasts 

Lucille Goode Preciseness 

Gwendoline Gaston Fun 

Beulah Womble Lady-like ways 

Evelyn Lynch Silk dresses 

Clyde Lynch Sausage 

Vinnie McLean Fudge 

Lucy Coltrane Text books 

Kate York Mischief 

Florence Bla'r Friends from Boone 

Suma Little Post cards 

Eulalia Edwards Home thoughts 

Maude Weaver Lowney's candies 

Beulah Shinn Long lengths 

Lenna Barrier Freshman class 

Mamie Sudderth Perpetual smiles 

Fannie Bost No enthusiasm for monopolies 

Irene Barringer Chewing gum 

Addie Roberts Quarrelsome tendencies 

Edna Roberts Bible study 


Lizzie Cordell } Meal sisterly feelings 

May Cordell Bodily ailments 

Pansy Sumner Rag-time music 

Corrie Honeycutt Hag stacks 

Lura Scott Baseball 

Leila Kinsey Superfluous flesh 

Alma Holsclaw Coasting 

Lula Fain Duty 

Nene Alexander Giggles 

Katy Reed Wycoff Condescension 

Lola Price Art room 

Jennie Price Brightness 

May Hooper Stella's ideas 

Stella. Owenby'. Medical information 

Vera Quarles ) 

Clyde Sigmon } * lmt LcUa 

Lizzie Rogers Hook sense 

Lilly May Brittain Frost receiver 

Winnie Brittain Pen sketches 

Eloise Rudisill Eye-glasses 

"Miss Carolina Bishop and Miss Anna Alma Crandell 
Do the hearts of men in general, in a cruel manner 
handle." — Longfellow v. 

"Miss Edna Lee Holsclaw 
Is one without flaw." 

— Mark Twain x. 

'What besides Wentworth and cake 
Did Santa Clans bring Miss Ella D. Blake?" 

— Homer ii. 

"Miss Nancy Weaver so tall 

Is the loved queen of them all." 

— Tennyson iv. 

"Miss Ida M. Lee 
Needs no 'light' for to see." 

— Wordsworth v. 

'Miss Jeanie P. McCoy 

Does a school girl's time employ." 

— Franklin hi. 

•William Emmalimi Lear 
Is a perfect little clear." 

— Shakespears II. 

•Miss Leila Judson Tuttle 
Thinks theSenior Class is subtle." 

— Dante ii. 

'Miss Smith, I declare 
Is perfection so rare." 

— Sam Jones vi. 

•Miss Lizzie D. Parker 
The boss of ns all 
From President to cook 
We run at her call." 

— Mother Goose. 


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price is forgotten 

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Manufacturers of the 
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C. H. WILMOTH, Manager 

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Will have room for a few more girls at the 
opening of the fall term in September. 


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Heating and Plumbing, Contractors 
and Engineers 

Have installed steam heating plants in Daven- 
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College, Newton, N. C. 

Steam, Hot Water and Vapor 

Heating systems skillfully installed. Plumb- 
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Telephone S5. 


Rooms 1 and 2 Shell Building, LENOIR, N. C. 

Established 1892 Telephone 2456 Cortlandt 


Manufacturing Jeweler 

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Bulletin, Samples, etc., on request. 


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Rare and Lasting Perfumery, Perfumed Soaps, 
Tooth, Nail and Hair Brushes, Toilet Articles of all 

Only fresh and pure Drugs used in filling pre- 


G. W. F. Harper, Pres. J. H. Baall, Cashier. 

W. A. Shell. Asst. Cashier. 


Resources over $300,000.00. 

Places at your disposal its facilities, and invites 
you to make use of them. Four per cent, interest 
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Telephone 16. 

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College and School Annuals and Catalogues a 
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